AUSTIN, MN- The Bruins battled the Wings all Night, but a 2nd-period Shorthanded goal is the difference-maker for Aberdeen.
After falling in Game 1 last night, the Bruins looked to even the series on Saturday Night against their Central Division Rivals. It wouldn’t be until a little over halfway through the 1st period when Landry Schmuck would score the game’s first goal while on the Power Play for Aberdeen to give them the early 1-0 lead. Schmuck’s goal would be the lone tally and Aberdeen would take a 1-0 lead to the locker room after 20 minutes inside Riverside Arena.
The 2nd period would prove to be a high-scoring affair. Jens Richards would get the first goal of the night for the Bruins, as the Callaway, MN native would tie the game up at 1-1 while on the Chad Thomas Thrivent Financial Power Play. Aberdeen would answer right back when Ronan Walsh would get a feed from Cade Neilson to give the Wings back the lead at 2-1 at 9:49 into the 2nd period. A little over two minutes later, the Bruins would again be on the Power Play when after a mad scramble in from of the net of Anton Castro, Carson Riddle would bury a shot from the far side faceoff dot to tie the game again, this time at 2-2. 6 minutes would pass as both teams would exchange multiple big hits and scoring chances but Owen DuBois would net the game-winner on a shorthanded tally to give Aberdeen back the lead and would be the eventual game-winner at 3-2. With the win, Aberdeen now has a 2-0 series lead.
Up next, the Bruins look to keep their season alive as a must-win Game 3 is set for next Friday night in Aberdeen. Game time is set for 7:15 with the action seen and heard live on Power 96 and HockeyTV.